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Welcome to the puny E-Mail Group

Lee Jackson <jacksonhome@...>
 

Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) is a small, unofficial group, formed in 1990 to assist the O. Henry Home and Museum in Austin, TX. Specifically, we help coordinate and present the museum's largest fundraiser each year, the annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships.

The O. Henry Home and Museum is actually inside the house in which the famous short story author William Sydney Porter (a.k.a. O. Henry) lived while in Austin. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Pun-Off helps to provide operating and renovation funds for the museum. In the process, we provide free entertainment for over 1,000 spectators each year, collecting funds through raffles, book sales, and audience donations during the event. The Pun-Off is also an event that allows the most twisted minds in the country, P.U.N.Y. members and otherwise, a chance to show just how far the English language can be bent without breaking.

Discussions shall include and mostly be limited to P.U.N.Y. status announcements, news on other pun-related events, pun challenges and discussions, and ideas about future fund raisers and competitions. Basically, anything pun-related or O. Henry-related is fair game.


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Nothing to WIT

Tiffany Wimberly <wimbo@...>
 

I'm in here, too, anybody else?

Tiff

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Re: Come Together

CynMacG@...
 

In a message dated 2/4/99 8:42:20 AM, tappedants@... writes:

<<Are we all gathering here?>>

I'm subbed to all three addresses, but I'm not sure where the party is being
held. I'd say "The drinks are on me," but the last time I did, someone said,
"Okay," and poured one onto me. Anyone for some champagne? (We sure don't need
any *real* pain!) I heard they're serving hors d'oeuvres: Someone brought a
can o' peas. Now all we need is a final decision on where this and future
soirees are to be held . . . we've agreed on a change of venue, but evenue are
confused as to where it's to be.
CYNful

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Come Together

tappedants@...
 

Are we all gathering here? As usual, I got to the party at the time posted on the invitation and I'm early. The hostess told me to bring my favorite dip and so I brought my husband.

--K

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Re: come to gather

The Hallock Entity <c.hallock@...>
 

Considering all the far flung threads we've created this past week on PUNY
I think it's not a good idea to be posting messages that go only to the
alternate lists.

I'm responding here only to state that I AM indeed subcribed to this list
and am LISTening to the chat. Until such time as PUNY makes an official
move to one of the alternate lists, I don't plan to post anywhere other
than on Prodigy. Not trying to be snobbish, just trying to keep my life
simple.

GARY HALLOCK

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Re: Come Together

Stan Kegel <kegel@...>
 

It looks like no one really cares.

One problem with this list, it is set so the reply button goes to the
sender, not the list.

We are so interactive that it should be set to go to the list if
possible. Lee should look into that.

Stan

CynMacG@... wrote:

In a message dated 2/4/99 8:42:20 AM, tappedants@... writes:

<<Are we all gathering here?>>

I'm subbed to all three addresses, but I'm not sure where the party is being
held. I'd say "The drinks are on me," but the last time I did, someone said,
"Okay," and poured one onto me. Anyone for some champagne? (We sure don't need
any *real* pain!) I heard they're serving hors d'oeuvres: Someone brought a
can o' peas. Now all we need is a final decision on where this and future
soirees are to be held . . . we've agreed on a change of venue, but evenue are
confused as to where it's to be.
CYNful

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Re: Egroups

CynMacG@...
 

are we definitely on egroups then?

Cyn

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Re: Egroups

CynMacG@...
 

In a message dated 2/4/99 5:43:00 PM, wimbo@... writes:

<<It came up with the list address.>>

For me 2

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Egroups

Larry Cotton <larrycotton@...>
 

Egad! We've all Egressed to Egroups!

Enough Emu's here to 'egat a punky forum.

I think I'm seeing why I normally just read here. :)

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RSVP: To eGroup or not to eGroup

jacksonhome@...
 

To those of you who have signed up to eGroups - should we go with it, or should we use ONEList instead?

----

Please select one of the following:

o Go with eGroups
o Go with ONEList


by going to the following Web form:

http://www.egroups.com/vote?id=918165905115

Thank you!

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Re: Egroups

Lee Jackson <jacksonhome@...>
 

This is one final test of the eGroups setup. I would appreciate it if
everyone who sees this message would hit the Reply button on their reader
and make a note of the address that appears in the To: field of the new
message. Also, forward that address to me in your reply, please.

I think I've found the eGroups configuration switch that sets the list up
so that replies go to the list's address by default, rather than to the
person who posted the original message. If this is true, then I think I'm
going to recommend that we go with eGroups rather than with ONEList.

Please get back to me ASAP, so that I can make the final determination and
post the outcome tomorrow. Thanks!


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Re: Egroups

Tiffany Wimberly <wimbo@...>
 

Lee Jackson wrote:

This is one final test of the eGroups setup. I would appreciate it if
everyone who sees this message would hit the Reply button on their reader
and make a note of the address that appears in the To: field of the new
message. Also, forward that address to me in your reply, please.
It came up with the list address.


Tiff

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Re: Egroups

Lars Hanson <parkersan@...>
 

Lee,

The address showed up as puny@... this time.

The only drawback to egroups is the ads which appear to accompany each
message, but a single ad is tolerable. Multiple ads could get really old
very quickly, though.

Will egroups have these ads every time?

Will they be limited to just one, or will the number increase? (Some of
the subscription lists I am on are positively flooded with ads.)

Aloha,

Lars

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Lars Hanson
parkersan@... <mailto:parkersan@...>
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-----Original Message-----
From: Lee Jackson [mailto:jacksonhome@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 1999 5:15 PM
To: puny@...
Subject: [puny] Re: Egroups


This is one final test of the eGroups setup. I would appreciate it if
everyone who sees this message would hit the Reply button on their reader
and make a note of the address that appears in the To: field of the new
message. Also, forward that address to me in your reply, please.

I think I've found the eGroups configuration switch that sets the list up
so that replies go to the list's address by default, rather than to the
person who posted the original message. If this is true, then I think I'm
going to recommend that we go with eGroups rather than with ONEList.

Please get back to me ASAP, so that I can make the final determination and
post the outcome tomorrow. Thanks!


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Re: Egroups

The Hallock Entity <c.hallock@...>
 

Well I guess I'm the odd-man-out. My reply button behaves the same as
befroe and wants to reply only to the individual. I'm also not getting
anything on the subject line. I think it's a problem with my e-mail
program. I tried to send a message to this effect earlier but when I
addressed a cc to Onelist, it was kicked back because I apparently didn't
subscribe correctly. The wierd thing is that it also kicked back the
message that I attemped to send to Egroups and I know I'm subscribed there.
That original message appears below.

GARY H.

=================================

I disagree.

I think each of us should try responding to the alternate lists and
judge the mailings so we can advise Lee on which one to choose and what
changes to request. Leave your puns for the prodigy list and use the
others for just testing.

Alternate: Let Lee decide on his own and no one complain if there are
problems when the change is made.

Stan
=====================

I guess I don't have any problem with that attitude. Especially if you're
sending a cc to each list. Lee tells me that he tends to favor the Onelist
system because it is more easily tweaked.

For some reason I've been unable to do "auto reply" addressing on the
Prodigy list for ages. I seem to remember being able to acomplish that
trick sometime in the past. Am I remembering correctly?

Similarly when I reply to a message I always have to cut & paste the
subject line. This is more likely to be a problem with the preferences in
my own e-mail program but I can't seem to switch it back on. It's been a
real pain and I would be happy to have these features back.

I'm a little put-off by the advertising at the bottom of each message but
off the top of my head, I'd say that's a small price toupee. I just hope
everyone will take the trouble to delete all this extra fluff when they
cut & paste for a reply. Lee says we'll have made a decision by the
weekend. I guess I'm okay either way.

GARY HALLOCK

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Re: Egroups

Lee Jackson <jacksonhome@...>
 

On Fri, 5 Feb 1999 05:26:27 +0600, you wrote:

Well I guess I'm the odd-man-out. My reply button behaves the same as
befroe and wants to reply only to the individual. I'm also not getting
anything on the subject line. I think it's a problem with my e-mail
program.
Yeah, are you still using that mutant Macintosh mail reader, or have you
joined the modern era yet?



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Re: Egroups

Lee Jackson <jacksonhome@...>
 

On Thu, 4 Feb 1999 17:45:25 -0500, you wrote:

The address showed up as puny@... this time.
I received two replies from you - one addressed back to the list, and one
addressed directly to me. Did you hit the "reply to all" button on your
e-mail program? If so, just hit "reply" instead, as "reply to all" will
put both the group and the sender address in your new "to" field.

Will egroups have these ads every time?
Yes, and just one ad per message. ONEList's policies state that they are
supposed to have ads as well, but they haven't started using them yet.

IMHO, this says something about the success level of the service - eGroups
is either more successful at getting sponsors, has been around longer, or
is plugging their own stuff. I suspect a combination of the first two.
The lack of ads on ONEList says to me that either they're new or they can't
get sponsors. If I had to bet on who's going to be around longer, I'd be
leaning towards eGroups based on this info.

Will they be limited to just one, or will the number increase? (Some of
the subscription lists I am on are positively flooded with ads.)
The eGroups policy says just one. There's a "no ads" option, but it costs
$4.95 a month. Unless Gary can get some pork barrel sent in my direction,
I think we'll stick with the ads for now. <g>

| Lee Jackson (puny-owner@...)
| P.U.N.Y. List Administrangler
| http://www.egroups.com/list/puny

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Re: Egroups

Lee Jackson <jacksonhome@...>
 

On Thu, 4 Feb 1999 17:57:35 EST, you wrote:

are we definitely on egroups then?
Well, this message is. <g> Patience, patience. I'll make the official
announcement tomorrow.

BTW, has anyone received the poll message yet?

| Lee Jackson (puny-owner@...)
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Re: Egroups

Larry Cotton <larrycotton@...>
 

Seems to be working fine for me. I liked the vote feature
someone setup here. :)

I'll follow puny where ever it goes though.
Larry Cotton
larrycotton@...
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This is one final test of the eGroups setup. I
would appreciate it if
everyone who sees this message would hit the
Reply button on their reader
and make a note of the address that appears in
the To: field of the new
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Re: Egroups

Larry Cotton <larrycotton@...>
 

Yeah, are you still using that mutant Macintosh
mail reader, or have you
joined the modern era yet?
What's a Macintosh?

:)


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Re: Egroups

Lars Hanson <parkersan@...>
 

Lee,

In response to your Thu, 4 Feb 1999 17:45:25 -0500:

=========================================

The address showed up as puny@... this time.
I received two replies from you - one addressed back to the list, and one
addressed directly to me. Did you hit the "reply to all" button on your
e-mail program? If so, just hit "reply" instead, as "reply to all" will
put both the group and the sender address in your new "to" field.

The second reply was my manual addition of your address to ensure you
saw my response.

Regret any confusion.

=========================================

Will egroups have these ads every time?
Yes, and just one ad per message. ONEList's policies state that they are
supposed to have ads as well, but they haven't started using them yet.

IMHO, this says something about the success level of the service - eGroups
is either more successful at getting sponsors, has been around longer, or
is plugging their own stuff. I suspect a combination of the first two.
The lack of ads on ONEList says to me that either they're new or they can't
get sponsors. If I had to bet on who's going to be around longer, I'd be
leaning towards eGroups based on this info.

Will they be limited to just one, or will the number increase? (Some
of
the subscription lists I am on are positively flooded with ads.)
The eGroups policy says just one. There's a "no ads" option, but it costs
$4.95 a month. Unless Gary can get some pork barrel sent in my direction,
I think we'll stick with the ads for now. <g>

| Lee Jackson (puny-owner@...)
| P.U.N.Y. List Administrangler
| http://www.egroups.com/list/puny

Sticking with one ad per message sounds tolerable to me, certainly
better that $60 per year....

Thanks for taking this on.

Aloha,

Lars

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parkersan@... <mailto:parkersan@...>
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-----Original Message-----
From: Lee Jackson [mailto:jacksonhome@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 1999 7:54 PM
To: puny@...
Subject: [puny] Re: Egroups



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